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Legal Advice For Situations Of Family Violence

The safety of your family is your first priority. We understand that. When we first meet, we will identify any immediate concerns you may have — such as a need for an emergency protection order or restraining order – or to respond to them — that affect the well-being of your family.

At Long Family Law Group LLP, our legal team understands sensitive legal matters flowing from family violence or allegations of violence. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, we have the experience needed to navigate these sensitive court issues, on either side of the table.

Putting Your Family’s Safety First

When you’re faced with a protection or restraining order, it will almost always affect your parenting time, or make it difficult to see your kids. Your immediate concerns might be “when can I see my kids?” or “why can’t I go home?”

Protection orders are granted by the Courts to deal with situations such as violence or threats of violence, which may be rooted in substance abuse, anger issues etc. Where safety is concerned, the courts are cautious — especially when children are involved.

At Long Family Law Group LLP, we will assess the situation, and determine how these orders may affect your situation. We discuss the legal options you have at your disposal, and how to maintain a meaningful relationship and safe between the children and both parents.

The Impact Of An Emergency Protection Order

Family violence situations may result in child welfare investigations or interventions. This can give rise to complicated legal proceedings. We understand how to navigate these complex multi-faceted legal matters. We urge you to retain legal counsel to help you with these situations.

Discussing family violence and child protection matters can be difficult and emotional. We offer a safe, confidential space for you to discuss these matters. At your request, we will also bring in our office dogs to help ease the tension as you tell us about your situation.

Call Our Office For Assistance

If you are concerned about the safety of your family, or are facing a protection order, contact Long Family Law Group LLP for assistance. Call our office at 780-461-8416 or send us an email to arrange a consultation.

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